Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Most Perfectly Simple Burger

Tuesday, September 9, 2008
On our recent trip up north we were able to sneak in some time with some great old friends. Like true locals, they gave us a lovely tour of downtown Couer d'Alene. It's a quaint town with a growing interest, in spite of the locals' efforts to keep it under wraps. (Oprah even has a condo on the lake).

We were certain to make a Pittstop at Hudson's Burgers. As we entered I was struck by the boys on their bikes out front and at the bar, right next to the seasoned local gentlemen who were having a bite at their favorite spot. It couldn't have been more familial Americana if it was scripted.

We shimmied up on our barstools and ordered our burgers. (The burger bar is Hudsons. There are no boothes or table or servers. Just the formica bar.) The burgers are made right in front of you, simply and perfectly. The pickle slices are cut individually from a spear. The burger is superbly juicy and the sauce is the perfect finish to this simple and delightful burger. There are no extras to complicate the plate, just the burger.

And a delightful burger it was. Times like this remind me that I don't make a very good vegetarian.

Special thanks to our lovely friends and hosts. Thanks for making our stay extra special.

If you want to know what Sunset has to say about Hudsons, go here.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Great write up! Just looking at the picture makes me want to run downtown and shimmy up to the burger bar. I'm sure Max will be in tow! It was great visiting, thanks for coming.